Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Random Ramblings

Things have gotten crazy around here.  Taper-crazy, Ironman training-crazy, school-crazy, birthday-crazy, scheduling-crazy, you-name-it-crazy. Here’s what my life looks like right now:

  • The Hubs’ work schedule changed this month to a late-night shift, which is ridiculously inconvenient for all of us.  This shift means I can’t do any training in the early morning, because he’s gone, and I can’t do any training in the evening, because that’s when he is out on his rides and runs.  During the daytime is also not really working right now because…
  • Little Boy is off-track this month.  Our local elementary schools are on a year-round schedule, which is why he started school back in July.  However…
  • Big Boy is still in school because middle school is on a traditional schedule, so mornings are still hectic and now have the added bonus of, “I hate going to school when my brother gets to stay home and play all day.”  Oy!
  • Monday afternoon I was able to steal out for a spur-of-the-moment “long” run.  There was literally no other time (see above) to squeeze it in, and I was feeling pretty do-or-die about getting in some mileage.  Leaving the house in running shoes at 3 PM felt so strange!  I managed 12 miles at a relaxed pace and even though my IT let me know it was there, I felt good enough to run the whole time.  Yay!  I am encouraged, relieved and ready to taper now!  Taper from what, I don’t know, but I’m tapering anyway.
  • This is the worst training I’ve ever done for any event, ever.  So I’m probably going to kick ass at this race.
  • Last night, out of the blue, The Hubs announced that he thinks he’s lactose intolerant.  Ah, yes, Ironman Madness is alive and well in our house.  To be fair, he is having some GI troubles during his long runs.  But he has also drastically changed his diet lately in an effort to eat super healthy, so his intake of fruits and vegetables has gone way, way up, as has his intake of training supplements.  There are literally dozens of reasons why he might be having GI issues, but he is convinced that it’s lactose intolerance.  OK, honey.
  • This weekend is Big Boy’s birthday!  Bring on the wild birthday guests, we’re all mad here…

22 comments:

ajh said...

I would think kids on different school schedules would be tough. Have fun at the birthday happenings!

Java Joggers said...

Yep, sounds like flexibility is the name of the game! Hope the birthday madness is loads of fun for you all :)

Andrew Opala said...

Happy Birthday to Big Boy.

(P.S. i agree lucky charms are better - they're magically delicious!)

DRog said...

Oy Vay!
I had kind of the same lead up to Grandma's marathon this year, and had the samme thoughts why am I even tapering...FROM WHAT! I had a great run with no long run having been logged the previous 5 weeks

you can do it!
-Derek

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Wow! It sounds like things are pretty crazy there right now! I hope things start to settle down soon for you!

Heather said...

Sounds crazy - hope things calm down soon!

Alma said...

Phew! I'm pooped just reading all that. But this is my favorite:

This is the worst training I’ve ever done for any event, ever. So I’m probably going to kick ass at this race.

I think you are right :)

track coach and adorable wife said...

Uh, good luck with all that! You're Super P you can do it!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

can i just say i SUPER relate to you and the DH IM madness. not that my DH is currently training for one but he's done a few. And he often comes home with his newest 'a-ha' nutrition statement, and i just have to roll with it.;)

Laura said...

Glad to hear your not feeling too much pain!

The Green Girl said...

Aw, I hope things calm down for you soon!

Zaneta said...

wow your schedule sounds tough! you are amazing for keeping up with it all and still finding a day to do 12 miles!! :D

Patrick Mahoney said...

I think "lactose intolerant" is male code for "I'm over this stomach stuff!!". I've played that card a few times.

Char said...

How frustrating for you! And lactose intolerance? - maybe too much fibre in the diet from the fruit and veg.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

And I thought our schedule was tough! Happily my wife takes care of it all and I can just focus on keeping my tummy happy.

Megan said...

Reading that just made me get a headache for you. You are a strong woman for keeping up with that! I'd just make sure to always gets your runs in no matter what - it'll keep you sane.

Rae said...

You are a buzy woman! Way to hold it all together!

misszippy said...

That sounds like an incredibly challenging schedule--good for you for fitting it in wherever you can!

Julie said...

Sometimes life just gets busy! It sounds like you are balancing it all out just fine:)

I feel for your hubby with his GI issues! It sucks, hopefully he will get it all worked out! Have a great weekend!

Lauren said...

I feel your pain -- my 3 three boys have 3 different school start times and 3 different school pick-up times. That has pretty much RUINED my morning run : ( I work evenings, so there's no way I can fit it in there. Good luck with your sons. That one on full year and the other not, has got to be tough!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy Bday Big Boy!!!!!!!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I feel your pain with the husband's work schedule making running hard. Good luck!

Too funny about your hubby's lactose intolerance self-diagnosis (not funny that he is having GI issues, of course).